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    Ready for Graduation!

    SHE DID IT!! 3 straight miles with no stopping!!, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. On Monday, Victoria and I ran out at Sculpture Park and as beautiful as it was she insisted that we needed to do Ancil Hoffman park again before our run on Saturday. Today I headed out in her direction and got totally lost and ended up in Fair Oaks. By the time I got to the house I was in a pissy mood. Her friend Laura is visiting from Alaska and I have found that all of Victoria’s friends that live in Alaska are badasses so I skipped the pre run we normally do and…

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    THEY DID IT!

    I think I win the best sign contest!, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. The night before the race, the wind was crazy. I woke up the morning of the marathon and I thought they would have to cancel it because the rain was coming in sideways and the drops were the size of kittens! I checked Facebook and Amanda was getting on the bus to head to the starting line. Birdie picked me up and we headed over to meet up with Victoria, her mom and Amanda’s husband. The rain…was ridiculous. Birdie and I kept laughing all the way there, “This is just stupid.” We found our spot at…

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    Pouring Rain…paused.

    IMAG1322, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. On Monday, Victoria convinced one of the hockey wives to come out and do Day 1 Week 1 of the Couch to 5k program. I was really happy for her that she is now motivating others. The next day, both of us sore from doing the D1W1 and then turning around and doing our D1W7 run, but we had promised we would take a co-worker out for a run. The weather sucked ass and I tried my best to convince them that we would be struck down by lightning if we decided to proceed with this run. It didn’t work. They both showed…

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    2 days of YUM!

    Thanksgiving 2012 with Family, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. We spent Pre- Thanksgiving at Ina and Eric’s place. It was nice to have time with Ashley too because she got to sneak home! Thanksgiving was a quiet night at home with just Lester and I. He deep fried the turkey and said it was the best one he has ever made. I had to agree as it was the best one i’ve had! Now it’s back to the grind. I got Dan off the couch today to do his day 3 of his Couch 2 5k. I did his day and then turned around to do my day. I…

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    2012 Thankful Listing

    2, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. I did one of these last year. A few things have changed, but mostly it’s about the same. Still miss Kara, still love Lester, still love my car even though it’s not running right now, still happy the kids are healthy. Looking back at this year, I think I am most grateful of friendship. Being devoted to something and the Serenity prayer. First is friendship. This year I ended a friendship and it was worth every single penny I lost because of it. It was one of those eye opening losses and I struggled with it until I had talked to another friend…

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    HOHOHO! (no, i’m not talking about you)

    hello santa!, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. I’m pretty excited for the whole month of December. I just found out that three more team members of Run With Rusty Scissors have signed up for our Holiday Run! We have also signed up for our first race of 2013. It’s going to be a good year!

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    oh this is going to hurt!

    5 miles!, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. I am trying to get back into the Vibrams for the winter months of running, so I took them out for a spin today on the trails. Even though Victoria is out of town, I am still sticking to doing the couch to 5k program with her. She did her run with her cousin in Seattle. I decided to take mine up to my playground. A few failed attempts at 22 minutes, I finally got the hang of running in my shoes on the trails again. The first two and half miles was running and waiting for Dan. He decided to start…

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    it’s decided.

    Steven’s Trail, originally uploaded by Random and Odd. As a part of the 2013-Living the Dash tour, I’ve decided there is a few things I would like to do. I am putting together a hike in the Harper’s Ferry or Shenandoah Valley portion of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia/West Virginia. There is a 63 mile portion that I want to do, but I have to take into consideration the people that are going and the time restraints we have. I want to see the fall leaves so I want to go in September/October. New York can wait. I want to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2013.